Friday, March 17, 2006

Some Cuts to Ed Budget Restored

"The president's budget would provide $137.5-billion for health, education and labor programs in fiscal year 2007, $4-billion less than in fiscal 2006. That follows a $1.9-billion cut to these programs in fiscal 2006.

Mr. Specter's amendment would return spending on these programs to fiscal 2005 levels. "

Among those spared the ax--for now--are the Perkins loan program (low-interest loans for low-income students) and GEAR UP, one of the TRIO programs to help low-income kids get to college.

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